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What does TiE stand for?

June 09, 2005 06:11 IST
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What does TiE stand for?
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1. What does TiE stand for?
a) The Indian Entrepreneurs
b) The Indus Entrepreneurs
c) The Innovative Enterprise

2. This venture capitalist recently donated $5 million to IIT Delhi. Name him.
a) Vinod Khosla
b) Promod Haque
c) Gururaj Deshpande

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The correct answer is Vinod Khosla.
Vinod Khosla, the world's No. 2 ranked venture capitalist, granted $5 million to IIT-Delhi to fund an IT school at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Khosla, partner in Melno Park, California-based venture fund Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers also has ambitious plans to fund several micro finance institutions in Indian villages and towns.
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Vinod Khosla, the world's No. 2 ranked venture capitalist, granted $5 million to IIT-Delhi to fund an IT school at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Khosla, partner in Melno Park, California-based venture fund Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers also has ambitious plans to fund several micro finance institutions in Indian villages and towns.

3. Two NRI companies figured in Red Herring's Top 100 list. They were...?
a) NexTag / Ikanos Communications
b) Sycamore Networks / Juniper Networks
c) i2 Technologies / Tibco Software

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The correct answer is NexTag and Ikanos Communications.
NexTag is a comparison shopping Web site for products and services headed by Purnendu Ojha and Ikanos Communications is a developer of Fiber-Fast broadband solutions headed by Rajesh Vashisht.
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NexTag is a comparison shopping Web site for products and services headed by Purnendu Ojha and Ikanos Communications is a developer of Fiber-Fast broadband solutions headed by Rajesh Vashisht.

4. Who founded Juniper Networks?
a) Gururaj Deshpande
b) Pradeep Sindhu
c) Sanjiv Sidhu

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The correct option is Pradeep Sindhu.
Pradeep Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in 1996. He is now the Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of the company. i2 was founded in 1988 by Sanjiv Sidhu and Ken Sharma. Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande is co-founder and chairman of Sycamore Networks.
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Pradeep Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in 1996. He is now the Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of the company. i2 was founded in 1988 by Sanjiv Sidhu and Ken Sharma. Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande is co-founder and chairman of Sycamore Networks.

5. What is common to Mayfield, HealthCap and Hummer Winblad. They areĀ…?
a) Biotech companies
b) Silicon Valley-based IT companies
c) Venture capital firms

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The correct answer is venture capital firms.
Founded in 1969, the Menlo Park, California-based Mayfield has raised 11 funds and made nearly 425 investments. It has more that $2 billion under management. Yogen Dalal is the managing director of the company.
HealthCap is a family of multistage venture capital funds, investing internationally in life sciences, with the Odlander Fredrikson Group as their exclusive investment advisor. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1989 John Hummer and Ann Winblad founded the Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, the first venture capital firm focused exclusively on software.
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Founded in 1969, the Menlo Park, California-based Mayfield has raised 11 funds and made nearly 425 investments. It has more that $2 billion under management. Yogen Dalal is the managing director of the company.
HealthCap is a family of multistage venture capital funds, investing internationally in life sciences, with the Odlander Fredrikson Group as their exclusive investment advisor. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1989 John Hummer and Ann Winblad founded the Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, the first venture capital firm focused exclusively on software.

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